Aug 5-6: Derby Night in Canada

What could be better than a bit more derby to cure the end-of-season blues?

How about a bunch more derby! Two action-packed days of high-level derby, featuring skaters of the All-Star Program, to be exact!

On August 5th and 6th, TCRG proudly brings you the second annual Derby Night in Canada. Over the course of two days, we will host some of the most competitive derby right here at home!

Come cheer for the TCRG All-Star Program’s B team and visiting regional travel teams as they go neck and neck in a round robin tournament. Saturday night will feature a special game of the TCRG All-Stars versus Rat City All-Stars, followed by an after-party at the upstairs bar.

Not only does it promise to be a weekend of high-level skating and gameplay, but it’s also your first peek at what the All-Star Program has been cooking up since its launch at the beginning of the season.

This much awesome derby only comes to town once a year!

Day tickets and weekend passes are available online or at the door: $15 Saturday/$10 Sunday/$20 weekend pass. Kids under 10 free.

Saturday, August 5
10 a.m. – Jet City Bombers vs. TCRG B-Side
Noon – Rat City Rain of Terror vs. Eves of Destruction

3 p.m. – Jet City Bombers vs. Rat City Rain of Terror
5 p.m. – TCRG B-Side vs. Eves of Destruction
7 p.m. – TCRG All-Stars vs Rat City All-Stars

Sunday, August 6
10 a.m. – Jet City Bombers vs. Eves of Destruction
Noon – TCRG B-side vs. Rat City Rain of Terror

July 15: Victoria vs Vancouver Double-Header

The Eves of Destruction are rolling into town for a Victoria vs Vancouver double-header! Join us on July 15th to watch TCRG’s Public Frenemy take on Victoria’s Belles of the Brawl, followed by the Bad Reputations going up against Victoria’s Margarita Villains.

Not only is this a rare opportunity to see Terminal City bouting against our friends from the Island, but it’s also the final event in what has been an exciting Season 11. Get your tickets today, and don’t miss your last chance to cheer for your favourite TCRG house teams this year!

(But don’t despair — we’ve got one more very special event in store before we pack up for the year. Stay tuned for more info!)

June 24: Harry Potter Night double-header

Calling all Harry Potter fans! On June 24th, we’re combining two of our favourite things — JK Rowling and roller derby — to bring you TCRG Harry Potter Night!

We’ll start the evening with house teams Faster Pussycats and Riot Girls facing off in the opening bout.

Then, cheer for the Battle of Hogwarts as Dumbledore’s Army takes on The Death Eaters in a Harry Potter-themed bout! Which side are you on?

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June 3: TCRG Pride Night Double-Header

Show your pride! Join us on Saturday June 3rd for a very special themed double-header: TCRG Pride Night.

The Pride celebration will start off with a grudge match between the Bad Reputations and their long-time rivals, the Faster Pussycats. Then, cheer on as TCRG’s Rainbow Rollers take on visiting Queer Squad Washington.

Don’t forget about the after party at the upstairs bar!

Get your tickets online today and come celebrate Pride with us!

June 3 Scores

May 13: Double Header

Season 11 is in full swing!

After an exciting home opener, we can’t wait for more derby! Luckily, the wait won’t be long. Join us on May 13 for another fast-paced double header.

House teams Public Frenemy and Riot Girls will battle it out in the first game of the evening. Then, TCRG’s Faster Pussycats will take on the Doomsday Bunnies from our neighbouring league, the Mainland Misfits.

Get your tickets online or at the door, and come cheer for your favourite teams!

May 13 Scores

April 29: Season Opener

Can you believe it? We’re less than one week away from the first game of the season!

Season 11 is full of exciting new changes, and we can’t wait to show you what we have in store!

In travel team news, our B-Side regional travel team has joined forces with the TCRG All-Stars in the brand new All-Star Program. Both A and B teams are training together to share skills and strategy, and getting ripped together in a custom strength building program. Derby world, you don’t know what’s about to hit you!

On the home front, we have an exciting season schedule lined up! Not only do you get to see your favorite TCRG skaters this season, but we’re inviting local derby talent to join us on the track. Season 10 saw the retirement of many experienced players, so while we train up the rookies to fill their skates, we’re mixing things up a bit with the help of other local leagues. You’ll see exciting games against visiting teams, as well as a few new faces jumping in as pick-ups.

It all starts this Saturday, April 29th, at our double header Season Opener at Royal City Curling Club. The Bad Reputations will be facing off against Public Frenemy, followed by our very own Riot Girls taking on the infamous Team Dragon!

Don’t miss out as we kick off Season 11 with a bang. Get your tickets online or at the door, and join us for an action-packed night of roller derby!

April 29 Scores

We’re in the Paper!

The Terminal City Rollergirls are thrilled to be featured in Metro Vancouver’s “Ladies Night Out” this week! We hope readers will be as excited as we are for the Season 11 home opener game on April 29th! We have a host of new skaters who will be making their derby debut, as well as our core of veterans who are always ready to rumble! Roller derby is a cutting edge, athletic game that is constantly evolving, and this season brings some rules changes designed to make the game faster and more accessible. Come and experience the thrill of roller derby, whether you’re a long time fan, or just heard the buzz! Tickets are available online or at the door. Want to be a part of the action? Check out our Get Involved page for info on how to join us as a skater, official, or volunteer.

So grab a copy of the Metro for your Skytrain commute and mark your calendars for our first official game of the season! See you trackside on the 29th!

Back by popular demand – preseason scrimmages!

It’s almost derby season!

After a long winter break, we’re ready to lace up our skates and throw some hipchecks in our first public scrimmage of the year!

Actually, TCRG has been anything but hibernating — we’ve been training through the cold months in preparation for Season 11. And we’re ready to give you a glimpse of what’s in store!

For three Saturdays in March, come watch new rookies and seasoned skaters get back in the competitive spirit at our pre-season league scrimmages. These two-hour scrimmages will be held at Poirier Forum in Coquitlam on March 11, 18, and 25. Doors at 7pm, first whistle at 7:30. Don’t miss out on this exciting sneak peak of the new season!

March 11th 7pm – Faster Pussycats vs Riot Girls
March 18th 7pm – Public Frenemy vs Bad Reputations
March 25th 7pm – All Stars Program black & white scrimmage

WHERE: Poirier Forum, 618 Poirier St, Coquitlam
Tickets $5 cash only at the door. Limited capacity – first come, first served. BYO cushion or chair. Wheelchair accessible. No food or liquor sales.

Introducing … the TCRG Mix Tapes!

It may be the off-season for the house teams, but seriously exciting things are afoot with the Terminal City Rollergirls. We’re hosting B.C.’s first International WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs September 16-18 at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Some of the world’s top teams from Canada, USA, Australia, and Sweden will be playing on our home turf. Make sure you grab tickets in advance!

But that’s not all. Drumroll please…

We’re proud to announce the launch of our brand new roller derby training program: The TCRG Mix Tapes!

The Mix Tapes program is everything roller derby should be: an inclusive environment for all skill levels to learn to skate, learn the basics of roller derby, and train to be drafted to teams.

Never skated before? We can teach you how to stop, fall safely, and learn a strong skating stride. Comfortable on skates thanks to a background in hockey or figure skating? You can quickly advance to and train with others in a group at your level. Not a lot of spare time, but hoping to skate when you can and enjoy the vibrant Vancouver roller derby community? We welcome you to participate as a drop-in.

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